[dance-tech] Re: "Dancing Sprites and Digitized Spaces" / Performance Research Seminar Live

  • From: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:28:06 -0000

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Brunel University,


Wednesday,  February 25, 2009
Research Performance Seminar
Gaskell Bldg 048    Drama Studio     16:oo

Sita Popat / Scott Palmer    
(School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds)

<< Dancing Sprites and Digitised Spaces >>

This seminar presents a five-year collaboration between performance academics 
at the University of Leeds and commercial digital artists KMA Creative 
Technology Ltd.  Popat and Palmer discuss how the academy/industry relationship 
has facilitated knowledge exchange and resulted in a combination of research 
and consultancy activities, including Dancing in the Streets (2005) and 
Projecting Performance (2006-8). These projects bring together dance, 
scenography and digital art, exploring interactive interfaces between dancer, 
operator and computer. Projecting Performance was funded by the Arts and 
Humanities Research Council.

Sita Popat is Senior Lecturer in Dance at University of Leeds. Her research 
interests centre on dance choreography and new technologies. She is Associate 
Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.   
Scott Palmer is Lecturer in Scenography at University of Leeds. His research 
interests focus on scenography, lighting design and the interaction between 
technology and performance. He is the author of the Hodder and Stoughton 
Essential Guide to Stage Management, Lighting and Sound and he is currently 
completing A Lighting Reader for the Palgrave Macmillan Theatre Practices 

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The Performance Research Seminars  -  broadcast live from our Brunel Centre for 
Contemporary and Digital Performance  --  are available to anyone in the world 
interested in the subject.  The one hour talks and discussions are webcast live 
 (then archived):


With many thanks to producer Marlon Barrios Solano, we announce this as the 
beginning of a partnership between our Center and dance-techTV, and an 
experiment in collaborative video broadcasting .
The channel is dedicated to interdisciplinary explorations of the performance 
of movement (developed via http://www.mogulus.com/). The channel allows 
worldwide 24/7 linear broadcasting of selected programs, LIVE streaming and 
Video On-demand.


Johannes Birringer
Director, Center for Contemporary and Digital Performance
School of Arts
Brunel University
West London
UB8 3PH   UK
+44  (0)1895 267 343  (office)

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